KUCHING, Oct 7: Kuching South City Commission (MBKS) brought the warmth and care of the Mid-Autumn Festival to residents at the Mental Health Association Sarawak’s halfway home and Sentosa Hospital patients and staff here recently.
MBKS Mayor Datuk Wee Hong Seng together with councillors, under the council’s Caring Society Programme, delivered mooncakes to the recipients as a caring gesture.
“Such an important festival of the Chinese community is a time for family reunion and to enjoy the occasion with tasty mooncakes and a good cup of Chinese tea while the little ones run around with their brightly lit colourful lanterns,” he revealed in a media release yesterday.
However, Wee noted that not many, especially individuals who are receiving treatments at these institutions, have such privilege to experience these bonds and family-like warmth.
“So, what we do for them, even though it is not celebrated in a grand way, it presents a wonderful opportunity to bring some warmth to them,” he added.
Community harmony and bonding, Wee emphasised, were important pillars to ensure that Kuching City remains a socially cohesive city.
“These are the vital factors to bring about a quality of life for our people and the key to social cohesion is the continuous interaction among the various groups in Kuching City,” he added. — DayakDaily